Ascend Events is a small family run grass roots race organiser. We have the aim of using our experience in putting on events and our passion for endurance events, the great outdoors & the Lake District to put on great value, fun & friendly challenges incorporating some popular long distance trails in the Cumbria fells.
We are taking some popular long distance walking routes that have fallen in to disuse as events and relaunching them. All our events will be set on tough, challenging, technical routes and will require map reading and navigational skills. But we will provide timing, comprehensive route description, a huge selection of food enroute, professional photography, a hot meal included after the race and a medal for all finishers.
We want our events to be accesible to participants of all levels. Walkers and runners are both not only accepted but very welcome at all our events.
The inaugural Lakeland Five Passes was a brand new route for 2018. Starting and finishing in Grasmere this challenging circular route flows naturally over a number of popular summits whilst encompassing five of the Lake District National Parks passes.
Around 30 miles with approximately 10'000ft of ascent this is not an easy undertaking... but a fantastic one!